Internet High Stakes Poker- Who is Gus Hansen?

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Gus Hansen experienced a wonderful year on the WPT where he was the only player to make it to the final game in 3 of the tournaments. Gus Hansen has appeared on High Stakes Poker on The Game Show Network where he paid $400, 000 to play. You might recall one of the biggest pots in high stakes poker recorded history competing against Daniel Negreanu. Hansen raked in a huge pot with 4 of a kind against Negreanu’s full house. Gus has made many tv poker appearances and is thought to be one of the strongest bettors in the world. While participating in web poker, another side of Hansen has emerged. He frequently participates in the 200/400 NL maximum buy in of $40, 000. Gus generally buys in for the minimum of Sixteen Thousand dollars and gambles very poorly. He sits there waiting for a good hand and then goes all-in. I believe Gus is an amazing poker player but certainly not even close to the familiar players at 200/400NL. Unless Gus is broke, he has absolutely no reason to settle at the game with the minimum buy in.

Buying in for the minimum takes most of the ability out of deep stack poker. Gus is presumed to be 1 of the best players in the world but he can’t buy-in for the total amount. I believe television can alter our view of the real world at times. The best players anywhere in the world could be players you have won’t have heard of. Gus can be found gambling on net poker on Full Tilt. He commonly competes in big stakes omaha hold’em and texas holdem. Gus has proven himself as a competition player. Can he back up his skills in money games?

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